Detroit exists at the intersection of music, art, social challenges & opportunities— underlying a creative energy waiting to be explored, just a couple of hours away from Toronto.
- Shinola Hotel
- Defined by a timeless sense of style and an obsession with quality craftsmanship, the Shinola Hotel is perfect for living and sharing good times with great company. They also have their own art collection which changes constantly!
- Willis Show Bar
- Willis Show Bar is a live entertainment venue and classic cocktail bar. It has been revived from its 1949 “Show Bar” era when it jazz club until it closed its doors in 1978. The legendary bar lives again in its original Art Moderne style with a floor-plan that captures the attention of every seat in the house.
- Candy Bar
- For a night cap to end the evening, stop by the luxurious Art Deco Candy Bar, located inside the Siren Hotel. Its wall to wall pink velvet atmosphere and unique cocktails is a perfect way to extend the evening, just a bit longer.
- Mies van der Rohe
- Take a walk through Lafayette park to take a look at Mies Van Rohe’s town houses. Built in 1958, they were originally part of a larger project including sixteen low-rise buildings, five high-rises, a school, community clubhouse, swimming pool, parking structures, and a shopping centre, envisioned by Mies but sadly were never built. Today only the townhouses stand, but are still considered a triumph in urban planning.
- Detroit Institute of Arts
- Considered to house one of the best art collections in the United States, the DIA houses over 65,000 works, including Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry" mural. With over 100 galleries and one of the largest and most significant collections in the United States, the Detroit Institute of Arts is sure to inspire and awe you.
- The Fisher Building
- Often cited as “Detroit’s largest art object,” The Fisher Building is one of the best examples of Art Deco architecture. Spend some time taking in the hand painted arcade ceilings and admiring the marble, brass, and bronze materiality used throughout.
- Barda is the first and only Argentinian-inspired restaurant in the city, and we highly recommend enjoying some of their traditional Patagonian cooking. With an open fire as the central hub of the restaurant, Barda aims to bring light to their modern twist on an ancient style of cooking.
- Folk is a neighbourhood cafe and market located in Corktown. Their cafe offers takeout and grab & go menus, including a full coffee menu, juices, freshly baked pastries, deli-style sandwiches, salads, and more. The perfect place to start your day or have some lunch.